Combating Overutilization. Radiology Benefits Managers Versus Order Entry Decision Support

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Abstract

Radiology benefits managers (RBMs) and computerized decision support offer different advantages and disadvantages in the efforts to provide appropriate use of radiology resources. RBMs are effective in their hard-stop ability to reject inappropriate studies, incur a significant cost, and interpose an intermediary between patient and physician. Decision support is a more friendly educational product, but has not been implemented for all clinical indications and its efficacy is still being studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-509
Number of pages13
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Health care costs
  • Order entry decision support
  • Overutilization
  • Radiology benefits manager

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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